Search Results: "Coe Booth"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOTH by David Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Lively, colorful, but finally an uncomfortable mix of fact and fancy. (Illustrated with 12 b&w period photographs)"
A first novel about the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln, riveting in its depiction of time and place but less convincing in its characterizations. Read full book review >

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TYRELL by Coe Booth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"While the complex party-planning plotline doesn't exactly cut a straight path, its convoluted-ness undoubtedly illustrates the kinds of obstacles these teens must overcome and the connections they need to make in order to survive—inside or outside the law. (Fiction. YA)"
After his DJ father is incarcerated for drug dealing, 15-year-old Tyrell, his brother and his mother are rendered homeless and move to a slummy city shelter in the Bronx. Read full book review >

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KENDRA by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The powerful beginning nevertheless signals Booth as a talent to watch. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kendra, a thoughtful, introspective teen, is more into theatrical design than getting into trouble. Read full book review >

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KINDA LIKE BROTHERS by Coe Booth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Jarrett's frank view of the inner-city perils he faces is optimistically balanced by the strengths offered by family, friends and his community. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Booth offers a glimpse of gritty inner-city life for a middle-grade audience through the eyes of 11-year-old Jarrett. Read full book review >

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BRONXWOOD by Coe Booth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This book can stand alone, but the cliffhanger ending begs another installment; readers who have been with Tyrell from the beginning as well as those meeting him for the first time will be utterly invested in his future. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Booth returns to the gritty and dangerous Bronx projects to pick up the memorable story of Tyrell seven months after the conclusion of Tyrell (2006).Read full book review >

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DOVEY COE by Frances O’Roark Dowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"This fabulously feisty heroine will win your heart. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Proud mountainfolk, the Coe family has resided in Indian Creek, North Carolina, since 1844. Read full book review >

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PHOTO BOOTH by Lewis Helfand
Released: June 21, 2011

"Ambitiously constructed but ultimately falling short. (Graphic fiction. 14 & up)"
An intriguing—though fussily intricate—premise is hampered by an unfortunately disjointed execution. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An informationally sound profile but a lackluster narrative. (afterword, photos, timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A fact-filled profile of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth. Read full book review >

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THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lacking in everything but length. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen and never-been-kissed Elle is unprepared for the fallout from her brief stint working in a kissing booth. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY PHONE BOOTH by Peter Ackerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2010

"This modern tale may be as puzzling to kids as typewriters, but they'll find the Phone Booth appealing, and adults will appreciate the cautionary message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Can a phone booth become a beloved urban landmark? Read full book review >

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"Thoroughly entertaining reading made to order for the lada being all boys together."
These articles on people, activities, places, etc. are drawn largely from the New Yorker Profiles and Reporter at Large. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND LIFE OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH by Barnaby Conrad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A superfluous novel, more interesting as a literary artifact."
A fictional reimagining of the ultimate fate of Lincoln's famous assassin. Read full book review >